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Relatively High Return on Equity Detected in Shares of HealthSouth in the Health Care Facilities Industry (HLS, UHS, ENSG, WOOF, USPH)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Health Care Facilities industry with the highest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

HealthSouth ranks highest with a ROE of 32.4%. Following is Universal Health Services with a ROE of 17.6%. Ensign Group Inc/The ranks third highest with a ROE of 16.2%.

VCA Antech follows with a ROE of 14.2%, and US Physical Therapy rounds out the top five with a ROE of 14.1%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of HealthSouth on February 25th, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $35.28. Since that recommendation, shares of HealthSouth have risen 16.0%. We continue to monitor HealthSouth for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

Keywords: highest return on equity healthsouth universal health services ensign group inc/the vca antech us physical therapy